Southern Tire Mart Acquires Redburn Tire, 26 GCR Locations

Sept. 2, 2022

Southern Tire Mart LLC has expanded its footprint by nearly 40 locations with the recent acquisitions of Phoenix, Ariz.-based Redburn Tire Co. and 26 Bridgestone Americas Inc.-owned GCR Tires & Service locations.

Both transactions have been finalized. Terms have not been disclosed.

The Redburn acquisition includes 12 locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Flagstaff, Prescott Valley, Kingman and Yuma, Ariz.; Commerce City and Greeley, Colo.; Farmington and Albuquerque, N.M.; and a location in New Mexico that’s near El Paso, Texas.

All Redburn outlets are now operating as Southern Tire Mart locations, Southern Tire Mart executive Keven Haddox told MTD. Haddox oversees the company’s business west of the Mississippi River.

Like Southern Tire Mart, Redburn sells Bridgestone tires.

“It’s a good, complementary dealer and we feel Redburn is a very strong company,” he told MTD. “We respect them and what they will bring to us. We love adding the strengths of Redburn to the strengths of Southern Tire Mart.”

Longtime Redburn owners J.D. Chastain and Don Leffler are retiring, says Haddox. “They have been very good to work with.”

The GCR acquisitions are in Colorado and Utah - two new states for Southern Tire Mart - plus Nevada and northern California.

Southern Tire Mart has had a location in Las Vegas, Nev., for more than 10 years and moved into southern California last year.

“We definitely had customers who were talking to us in those areas,” says Haddox. “So this was in response to customers’ requests. It filled in some gaps for them. It helps to have the consistency of dealing with one vendor within their regions.”

Based in Columbia, Miss., Southern Tire Mart is the largest independent commercial tire dealership and retreader in the U.S., according to the MTD 100. It has more than 190 locations.

Southern Tire Mart's owners, Jim and Tommy Duff, were MTD's Tire Dealer of the Year Award recipients in 2021.

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Mike Manges | Editor

Mike Manges is Modern Tire Dealer’s editor. A 25-year tire industry veteran, he is a three-time International Automotive Media Association award winner and holds a Gold Award from the Association of Automotive Publication Editors. Mike has traveled the world in pursuit of stories that will help independent tire dealers move their businesses forward. Before rejoining MTD in September 2019, he held corporate communications positions at two Fortune 500 companies and served as MTD’s senior editor from 2000 to 2010.